Jacksonville ended the preseason strong. After back-to-back losses against the Browns and the Saints, the Jags were able to get a win under their belt just in time for the start of the regular season. On August 29, they ended their preseason with a 34-14 victory against the Dallas Cowboys.
2020-2021 Season: Jaguars
The Jags did not perform well in the 2020-2021 season. They finished last in the AFC South with a 1-15 record.
Jacksonville faced the Texans twice during last season. Both games were victories for the Houston team. In October, they won 30-14. Then in November, they won at home, 27-25.
2020-2021 Season: Dolphins
The Dolphins were second in the AFC East last season. They went 10-6 for 2020-2021.
Against the Patriots, the Dolphins were 1-1 for last year. In their September game, New England walked away with a 21-11 victory over Miami. The South Florida team responded with a 22-12 win three months later.
2021-2022 Season: Jaguars
The Duval team is looking to turn over a new leaf for the new season. Between their new head coach and their new starting quarterback, Jacksonville has been working hard to not have a repeat of last season.
“…this is a tone-setter, this is a setter for everything,” Meyer said. “But it’s also the first game.”
The former college coach has not lost a season opener since 1993. He did say that college is different from the NFL, though. As he prepares the team for Sunday’s game, Meyer said that it is best not to look too far ahead in thoughts about leading the AFC South.
“Now, it’s all about the most prepared team will win,” he said. “And Wednesday and Thursday is all about preparation and then we’ll get to that stuff later in the week.”
Along with Meyer’s new leadership, comes a new captain for the Jags.
Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named one of the captains for the new season.
“It’s a really cool feeling, especially as a younger guy just having that support from my teammates,” Lawrence said about the decision. “Like I said, from being named a starter to now a captain, nothing changes, same expectation. Now it’s time to go out there and win some games, but I’m really excited. It’s definitely an honor.”
He went on to say that being a captain gives more clarity to being a leader on the team, but that there are many players on the team that also serve as leaders without having the captain title.
Jacksonville’s opening kickoff will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Houston.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 8, 2021
2021-2022 Season: Dolphins
This will be the first regular-season game where Tagovailoa will have the opportunity to play alongside former Alabama teammate, Jaylen Waddle. Waddle was drafted to Miami this season as the sixth overall pick. He played with Tagovailoa for the Crimson Tide in 2018 and 2019.
Miami’s opening kickoff will be Sunday at 4:25 p.m. in Foxborough.
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— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 9, 2021